This time it is Amsterdam and Paris. A 5 days trip by air. Sterling, quite good one, coz they have given one free return to any destination within europe to compensate for the delay in my return flight from Paris ;-). But Iam not lucky enough to use it as I will be moving back to chennai in a couple of weeks.
It was a new experience sleeping in the Copenhagen airport, like how we sleep in the railway stations. Some travelers over there followed us. Caught the morning flight and reached Amsterdam. Luckily, the Hostel I booked was very near to the central and also in the heart of the Window street, were the most of the sins happens in the city. After visiting few places, we started exploring what actually window street is after dark.
Window street or the red-light area,the terms go hand in hand has lotz of houses with window with screen and girls behind that in all narrow streets. And lotz of drug peddlers here and there giving u signals abt the stuff they have. The entire place smelled different, not even the smell of cigaret but drugs. If you really want to try some, itz the place for you. Have to be very careful with what u carry.
After going around some market area the next morning in Amsterdam we caught the train to Rotterdam. Just coming out of the central we felt the difference. Rotterdam, the city in the making. Very huge new structures, welcomes you, while in amsterdam it was full of dutch architecture. Rotterdam was really beautiful with lotz of green and ample of new buildings which accommodates almost all majors in finance and retails. Just walked around the city till our legs started trembling.
From Rotterdam we took eurolines bus to Paris and reached the next day morning. We stayed in my frend’s (karuna, my school mate who got settled down in paris long back) place. Just coming out of the station “Paris Nord” I felt like roaming in my own place pondicherry. The roads, the ppl, the building all resembled my place. After all, pondicherry was once a French colony. No wonder y I felt like at home.
We covered all major attractions, not to forget, the Eiffel tower, Verssailes,levour palace, the wax museum, the la defense. I didn’t feel like being in an european city when in paris, coz where ever u go, mostly u can see the migrants, be it from India, Srilanka, Arabs etc., and hardly the French.
Nyways, we wound up the trip and supposed to catch the flight at 8.15, but it got delayed for more than 3 hrs and thatz y the excuse gift return ticket I talked abt ealier.